Mar Candles Handbags Accessories, located at Unit 4 The Strand, sell very special candles, as well as a very wide range of handbags and other accessories, including items of jewelry, dresses and fine earrings. But it’s their unique scented candles, not made from wax, but from 100 percent organic soy, that customers keep coming back again and again. Store employee Maria Velaquez said: “They are not like the regular wax; they are healthier and environmentally friendly. It is organic and it is safe to use on the skin, so you just dip your finger in it, and then rub it on your skin.
“We have very sweet scents such as coco, mango, pineapple; we have cranberry we have a minty scent, we also have very subtle scents like white tea. We have pumpkin, we have lavender. We are retailing the big jars for ten dollars each; and the mini jars for five dollars.” There were other candles, too, in tins rather than glass jars: “These are mostly Cayman scents, so they have Cayman names like Cayman Breeze, Isle of Cayman, Caymalicious established for more than seven years,” Ms Velaquez said.
“People like our products because they are pretty unique and the candles smell really nice, so people keep coming back to get refills and get new candles. We have also got some samples that people can take home, and if they like them they can come to us and buy some more of the same kind.”